H & R Revolver


June 15, 2006, 08:00 PM
I have a H&R 9 shot 22LR revolver.Does anyone have info on this gun and the company.Also pricing I bought it used :)
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June 15, 2006, 08:29 PM
H&R made a lot of different 9 shots. A pic would be helpful. Aren't there any markings?

James T Thomas
June 15, 2006, 09:47 PM
What you have there is a "Sportsman" model 999. I have one with a four inch barrel, and bought it new in the early eighties for $125.

It has been quite accurate and reliable. Occasionally it will fail to extract one of the rounds; the extractro star will lift past or beyond the round, leaving it in the cylinder. I've not paid attention to whether it is the same cylinder every time to determine whether the extractor is at fault, or if it is just a defectively dimentioned round.

Lately, one of the two screws that give windage; lateral adjustment to the rear sight had loosened, due to vibration I presume, and I lost the rear sight blade. I bought a replacement at Numrich for $5.50 -plus a whopping $6.00 to ship a 1/10 oz. part!

Be sure to coat the sight adjusting / installation screw threads with locking compound.

By the way, the front sight blade is elevation adjustable by means of the small screw in the barrel just above the muzzle. And on a little 22 revolver.

It resembles the British Webley doesn't it. A top break action that will gather attention from enthusiasts at the range.

June 15, 2006, 10:00 PM
Lately, one of the two screws that give windage; lateral adjustment to the rear sight had loosened, due to vibration I presume

All the 999s do that, they all need locktite. He might not have a 999, though, easy is right about the multiple models.

June 16, 2006, 12:47 AM
I have a solid frame H&R. I'd like a break action.

They're the same company that still makes break-action long guns, owned by Marlin now. http://www.hr1871.com/

Some of the parts from their old revolvers are still being produced, but only to shoot blanks.


June 16, 2006, 02:41 AM
Whoa James T. Thomas, easy is right. Until we see a picture or at least a good discription it could be a Sportsman or a Mod 922 which is a solid frame swing-out cylinder 9 shot .22 Lr revolver.

June 16, 2006, 06:53 AM
Or it might be like this little Model 923 (http://xavierthoughts.blogspot.com/2006/03/hr-923-range-report.html). Without more information, it is difficult to say much about it. Most H&R .22 revolvers are worth somewhere between $50 and $125 on the used market.


I did a Range Report on this little Model 923 here (http://xavierthoughts.blogspot.com/2006/03/hr-923-range-report.html).

June 17, 2006, 08:37 PM
It's a Model 929 Itook it to the range and itshoots and feels fine any info including price would be appreciated.

June 17, 2006, 08:46 PM
An H&R 929 in decent shape usually brings $100-125 on the used market.

June 18, 2006, 12:37 AM
The H&R 999's are truely great American pistols. I lost my first 999 several years back and have only found one to relace it since then. Not as nice condition as the one I bought new in the late seventies, but still a fun revolver which I shoot it frequently.
The break top .22 is a design someone (Taurus?) should bring back.
I also have a couple of 629's- they are very basic .22 revolers with a pull pin cylinder. I'm very partial to them- the first handgun I ever shot was my Uncle Norman's 629 when I must have been about ten years old.
The H&R's and Iver Johnsons were very well made, and I always look for good specimens at gun shows.

June 18, 2006, 03:12 AM
Here is my 929 for your reference:

June 18, 2006, 08:21 PM
Slick6, that H&R 929, ME LIKE:D

June 20, 2006, 02:06 AM

Thank you for the nice compliment!:D :D :D

June 21, 2006, 12:16 PM
Thanks Slick6 that is my new baby. What is the dollar value of these pieces?
Yours is mighty fine looking.:cool:

June 21, 2006, 12:21 PM
Thank You all for the info. I paid $107 for it and a new box of shells.

June 22, 2006, 02:35 AM

My H&R 929 cost me $120!:cuss:

Thanks for your nice compliment! And yes, mine happens to be in excellent overall condition! It was made in 1974!

June 22, 2006, 09:00 AM
Mine was made in 1967 it's not as clean as yours but I like it anyway.

December 2, 2006, 03:52 PM
I just made a good ( hopefully ?) buy on a H & R 929 in great shape

I was wondering when it was made?

serial # AJ 50392

any help will be appreciated......

Jim March
December 2, 2006, 04:54 PM
I had a chance to handle an 8-shot 22Magnum H&R once...seemed very well put together. It was a snubby with a swing-out cylinder.

Something like that for about $125 or so would be one hell of a good deal. H&Rs are NOT made of "pot metal" and are in my opinion under-rated.

Working Man
December 2, 2006, 05:08 PM
I love those little guns. I had a lot of fun when I was a kid out in the woods
of East Texas shooting one. I would not mind getting one for plinking again.

Man that brings back memories. :)

December 2, 2006, 05:17 PM

Congrats! Neat Guns these H&Rs, maybe we all need to bug the fire out of H&R / NEF to bring these back.

Simple, easy to use, light enough for kids, new shooters to learn correct basic fundamentals on, as they do not yet have the stamina and grip strength yet.
Fun! Oh yeah, let us not forget the Fun Factor.

Another H&R that is nifty is the Break Open (999) it too had "pointability" like all the H&Rs did.

Ammo is not expensive, and being a revolver, action not dependent on ammo to run. Heck the less expensive ammo that might not work in a semi - sometimes proved to be the most accurate in these things.

Maybe we do need to bug H&R/ NEF for a return to yesteryear in making these again. Some other mfgs have forgotten "us" shooters disguised as bigger kids.

December 2, 2006, 06:34 PM
I believe the blank-firing versions of these guns are still on the market.

Marlin bought out H&R, right? Do they just have a general policy against making handguns, or liability concerns?


December 2, 2006, 07:13 PM

I do not know.
I think we need to find out and let it be known this/these Revolvers are very much wanted and there is much interest in these.

We NEED a price point priced, simple .22 revolver. Do not get "goopy" , do not get into line extensions, do not try to "modernize" it. Just a simple, functional firearm that works.

Just like a good Barlow Knife we all used to get for a $1 out of the little bucket next to the hand cranked cash register at the hardware store.

Simple .22 revolvers still work, as do them old carbon steel Barlows.


December 2, 2006, 07:40 PM
Just like a good Barlow Knife we all used to get for a $1 out of the little bucket next to the hand cranked cash register at the hardware store.

Simple .22 revolvers still work, as do them old carbon steel Barlows.

According to the West Egg inflation calculator:

What cost $1 in 1965 would cost $5.96 in 2005.

What cost $1 in 1945 would cost $10.50 in 2005.

You can still buy an Opinel in that range, and it's a heck of a good carbon-steel folder, beech handle, nickel-plated locking ring. Just wish more American stores carried 'em, instead of cheap folders from some factory in China that licensed the Winchester brandname.

Any retailers out there? Buy a case of Opinels, put 'em by the digital credit-card reader, let us know how they sell at $7.50 each. That's half what a new Schrade costs, and Schrades are made overseas since 2005.


December 2, 2006, 09:29 PM
A good friend of min collect H&R revolvers. Real easy to collect. You can usually pic on up from $50 to $125. These were very well made Saturday Night Specials, inexpensive back when they were made but well built to last a long time. My friend say most are usually in good conditions because most of these guns were nightstand guns. 20 or 30 years ago someone would buy an H&R pistol for HD buy a box of ammo, load it up and stick it in a nightstand drawer and "never" shoot the thing until they pass away or buy something better. Most of the used H&Rs out there are in great condition.

December 2, 2006, 10:41 PM
I laugh at the "Survival" threads.

Having been through Civil Unrests that vary from two legged predators upset about politics, or looters after a Tornado, Flood or similar.
Four legged /Slithering pests after natural disasters.
Hiking, Camping, Trail use...

H&R .22 revolvers and .38spls, and H&R single shot shotguns, are proven.
Old Hickory carbon steel knives are proven.
Opinels, Barlows, Scout, Stockmans, and other old classic knives are proven.

Folks have used these forever, had them put back, hoarded them, kept in tornado shelters...and these are still being used.

Two of the most overlooked tools folks never think about or have when they need them and are the least expensive to have:

Pair of Nail Clippers
Pair of Tweezers

A simple H&R will shoot snakes after flooding due to a tornado.
Moving limbs and messing with debris, tweezers remove splinters, nail clippers trim toe/fingernails that are causing discomfort, and Old Hickory knives still spread peanut butter, slice Spam, whittle sticks to make a kindling for a fire.

If Marlin brings this H&R back - put a lanyard ring on the darn thing.

December 16, 2007, 02:05 PM
Does anyone have a disassemble diagram for the 929 or 939 H & R. Email it to me at Skipwine@yahoo.com

March 26, 2008, 07:31 PM
also another item about the hr 22...its considered the "second gun" in
RFK conspiracy theories.

March 26, 2008, 08:00 PM
H&R revolver serial numbers beginning with "AJ" were made in 1974.

March 29, 2008, 04:39 PM
Have had a 2 1/2 929 nine shooter since I bought it new in 73. Have no idea how many thousands of rounds I have ran through it. It has literally been ran over by a truck, dropped in more than one stream and lake,....has filled many a pot with rabbit and partridge. Still have it,...still shoot it regularly. Use it to teach my grandsons. Wish they'd bring them back. This little piece stays in my field pack all the time. From .22 Shorts to CCI Stingers.... hard to beat.

March 29, 2008, 05:26 PM
For those who are asking about 999 prices i have sold 2 recently on Gunbroker. One was a very clean 999 supposedly unfired in the box that brought $375.00 and the second was a well worn 999 that sold for $225.00.

There are lots of folks looking for these guns for some reason. Maybe nostalgia or just because of their uniqueness.

March 31, 2008, 07:23 PM
The 676 is only double action .22LR/.22WMR revolver around. For accuracy, I'll put mine up against any .22 around. And, I can shoot double action!

The one with the 12" barrel shoots like a rifle. My eyesight is the only limitation.


Jim March
March 31, 2008, 07:33 PM
The H&R rimfires are seriously under-appreciated, with a number of cool features. You can almost always score them for less than $200 even in mint condition; any wear whatsoever causes value to drop even further. They have good reliable safeties, close tolerances, triggers are mediocre to good (about like a typical Ruger) but improve with use.

I saw a snubbie 8-shot H&R in 22Magnum once that I would have *loved* to own, didn't have the money at the time (sigh).

Some of the best value for the money out there in rimfires.

April 2, 2008, 12:23 PM
I have an H&R 922, 6" barrel, sn 129130. It is in very rough shape, was among some of my late uncle's things which I inherited 10 yrs ago. The grip on one side is broken. Not functioning as is. Has an octagon shaped barrel. With it is a box of 22 extra long rifle ammo, which fits the gun. My basic question, should I just throw it away, or is there possibly anyone who would want any of the parts to restore one? NOTE: the ammo is marked EXTRA long rifle, not LR, and the gun is not marked, but the ammo fits. I'd appreciate any remarks or advice. thanks.

April 2, 2008, 09:07 PM
in the RESEARCH section.

April 3, 2008, 11:24 AM
Yeah, my mistake. I think I've got it posted to a site that'll work better now. Thanks.

April 4, 2008, 12:11 AM
Last weekend I saw an H&R 922 9-shot .22 snubnose with a nickle finish at a local shop. All this talk about H&R .22s makes we want to head there this weekend and pick it up for $125.

My big hesitation when it comes to H&R revolvers is that I always seem to talk myself out of buying them by saying to myself "if I save the $100 some dollars I can get something better."

April 29, 2008, 07:27 PM
Sad story re a Ni-finished #930, SN beginning AM4XXXX. It hits high at 10-25yd - and the front blade is fixed. The previous owner gave it to me after he had ordered parts for it - a spring and strut - and the local 'shadetree' installed them. The little cup that bears against the hammer was inverted and the saddle the strut rides in was upside down, both actions putting tremendous pre-load on the little coil spring - so he clipped it. Hard trigger, so I took the spring/strut/saddle out and re-assembled - nice trigger now. Of course, it needed the missing spring length... I get five of nine go off the first time around, so ftfs from the light hammer spring. I need a full length spring... Brownell's has a 'common' spring for H&R's... anyone know if it works? I wish I could find my Wolff catalog.

The friend who bought this from the pawn shop ($65) just gave it to me - I do want to get it going and return it to him. I've never understood the desire gunsmith wannabe's have to clip/rebend springs. I had to lose more length to ease the nasty burr he left, too. I saw it once in a trigger return spring in a LN S&W 625MG - and a hammer leaf that had been 'reformed' - out of plane - both drug, giving a horrid trigger. The owner paid for that... and dumped the gun. I fixed it for a pair of springs!

Neat little .22.


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